Morandi

4.7
1505 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Opened by Keith McNally in 2007, Morandi is a rustic Italian trattoria located in the West Village. The restaurant is open from breakfast through dinner, as well as for brunch on weekends and for original cocktails or full meals at the bar. Acclaimed chef Tony Liu serves regional Italian dishes, which include the restaurant's classics as well as seasonal specials.

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KenD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely go back. But, I question the value of two items - $17 for a glass of house Chianti and $12 for the pudding dessert.

Please note, overall I enjoyed and will be back. Keith McNallly’s restaurants are magical.

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vipZennie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly this place is the best. Everyone here is super warm, welcoming, and professional. The outdoor patio is smartly set up, and indoors is also gorgeous! My friend and I had the best time. Highly recommend: the salmon, the scallop pasta, any of the Prosecco cocktails, the espresso martini, and obviously the tiramisu. I’ve literally raved about this place to everyone I care about in the past few days lol. A legit Italian joint in the West Village! If you sit outside, you get a nice view of a little park across the street. 10/10 would recommend; can’t wait to come back again soon ♥️

Also, I respect their decision to stay closed even when outdoor dining/takeout/delivery was possible. I think waiting and fully preparing to reopen was a very good move, and it shows. So — props to the team!

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AmberW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Judy was amazing, everything was soo good! The scallop ravioli was next level, and the two carafes of chianti were perfect!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When one thinks of a cool, good NYC restaurant in a movie, and wishes to visit it in person, this may be it.

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vipGreat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distanced and amazing outdoor ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistent food, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable brunch with amazing hot Toddy and Irish coffee. A lot of cool people and good vibe mood

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vipmmtt
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Please get more heat lamps —

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vipBobK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal on a beautiful fall day. Everything was lovely from being greeted by the host to the cocktails and to the delicious cacio e pepe. Morandi is definitely a neighborhood gem.

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RachnaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fresh simple ingredients make for an amazing dinner. Linguine with clams and the perfect negroni. You might as well be eating fresh pasta in the Italian countryside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Morandi is my local go to, but the tables are getting a little too close for comfort. They have the space - space them out! Otherwise fab as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baes first Morandi and our anniversary dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as usual - tagliatelle alla bolognese was the highlight. Service was wonderful, was there for a business dinner and we ended up staying at the table longer than expected and we didn’t feel rushed or as if it was an issue.

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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, food and atmosphere...always enjoyable and my neighborhood go-to spot!

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vipVillagetraveler
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first family meal in months - great to be eating outside in an unseasonably warm November evening. The distance from other tables was enough to feel comfortable. Somewhat high noise but manageable. Food and wine were great -definitely try the fried artichokes - and service was very efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our reservation was at 10pm and we got there around 10:05pm. The waitress got our drink orders first and then came back 5 minutes later trying to rush our food order while we were still looking. We were still deciding on what to get and as we were looking at our menu our waitress keeps telling us “the kitchen will close soon” 4 times. I understand the kitchen is closing soon but that doesn’t help me what I want to eat. I was trying to ask about the foods but she was rushing me and basically ordered for my table. I don’t recommend going late because I felt pressured and ended up not really enjoying the food I got. The portion is small and very overpriced.

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vipElleC
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, vibe, as always on a bright sunny day! All outdoor tables full & bustling w/ plexiglass separators, indoor tables very well-spaced & adhering to COVID-safe distances. Food delicious as always...love the meatballs, fresh asparagus salad, & tender grilled octopus! Efficient friendly service despite being so busy.

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vipEdBu
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. And the friendliest staff ever!

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vipRosieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Service & food are outstanding!

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vipOmarL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here, the food, service, and my date had a great time:)

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ShrutiN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, they even offered us dessert on the house.

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
174 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful lunch at Morandi. The bibb lettuce salad, the cacio e pepe and the hazelnut chocolate cake were all just delicious. The service was excellent and I enjoyed the nice outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Poor planing with reservations and tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

You need heat lamps!!!! Was freezing. Buy them!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fantastic service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always love Morandi. Service and food always good and excellent management.

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vipRaymondTusk
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure eating here. Great vibe, delicious food, smart service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was always a big fan of this place but I was worried the quality may suffer because of the virus but it did not food and drinks are still awesome!

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Aash
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband called this his 'boys night Italian spot.' it's fun and lively and gets a great crowd. The food was average ok. Cacio e Pepe was very yummy and the Negronis were strong but I didn't find it outstanding. Its a good fun, weeknight hang out spot and also good for large groups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior customer service. Thank you for going the extra mile with the octopus redo. The food & drink was delicious. Love the homemade pasta. Caesar is. Great server. Wonderful dining experience. Cheers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

MK
vipMKS10009
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved Morandi, and they have done a great job of creating a safe environment, as well as a delightful one. I've missed their "cacio e pepe," still the best in the city.

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BurgerLover23
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service and delicious food! 10/10 would recommend!

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Manash
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old fav. Never disappointed. Would return as often as we can.

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vipImHungry
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Our server could not have been nicer, but for the money, there are dozens of other brunch spots with far better food for a lot less money.

It was also a bit clumsy...I ordered a tea and my friend ordered a coffee. We had to ask three times for Splenda, and when they finally came through, they showed up with one packet total for both of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment, great food , great service

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vipQuinnY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great and as I remembered pre-COVID. There was good spacing between all inside tables and had plexi-glass partitions for outside tables (even though it was much more crowded and not 6 ft between tables). However, it felt like we were being rushed and were only there for a little over an hour in full so I wasn't sure what the rush was all about. After every portion of the meal, we ordered an appetizer, mains and a dessert + 2 round of drinks, people would try to clear plates several times before we were finished eating. I felt like I had to have a fork in hand and on the plate so they wouldn't try to keep taking the plate or asking if we were done. That was probably the only issue but kind of made our meal less enjoyable.

MM
MeredithM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon pasta was so good! If you're on the fence because you think it might be bland, GO FOR IT! You won't regret it. Also the wines are delicious :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Perfect evening!

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vipMFNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Although I would recommend Morandi to a friend and my brunch experience with a friend on a recent Sunday was delightful overall I must mention disappointment with the asparagus mushroom frisee salad. Honestly it was so skimpy, with just a few wisps of frisee over very small amounts of asparagus that could have been canned and mushrooms, it looked like someone's leftovers. For $15 it was unacceptable. On the other hand our egg dishes were excellent with generous portions. The ambience was lively as usual.

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Morandi is rated 4.7 stars by 1505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.